TRAVEL: Fall Family Orchard Time

Klackle Orchards Family Fun Farm Fall Harvest

Here’s a little fact about my family. We’ve lived in the Midwest for nearly a decade, but we’ve never been to a family farm together. Going to a family fun fair is very much a part of Michigan culture. Families go to farms, pick their own apples and pumpkins, and then take them home to make [...]

TUTORIAL: DIY Star Wars TIE Fighter Thank You Cards

Star Wars TIE Fighter Thank You Cards

Maybe your fabulous Star Wars-themed party is over, but the Star Wars party doesn’t have to end. Make your party complete with a TIE Fighter thank you card. There’s a fantastic blogger (alias “arc”) who made TIE Fighter gift card holders. You can catch her tutorial and template here. Arc’s tutorial is fantastic! However, I [...]

TUTORIAL: DIY Star Wars Lightsaber Party Favors

Star Wars Lightsaber Party favors

When researching Star Wars craft project, it can feel downright overwhelming. I mean, seriously,there are a ton of crafty Star Wars stuff out there. And the one that really stood out was a DIY paper lightsaber made out of a toilet paper roll and glitter card stock paper. Using Blackberry Vines‘ lightsaber invitation post, I thought [...]

TUTORIAL: DIY Star Wars Party Decorations (Part 1)

star wars party decorations

You’ve got your handmade, personalized Star Wars Happy Birthday Banner. Check. You’ve got some white, black, gold streamers or balloons. Check. But you need something to make your Star Wars party decorations pop without breaking the bank….hmmm, what’s a mama to do? I know! Make some Star Wars Party decorations out of paper! There are a [...]

TUTORIAL: Star Wars Happy Birthday Banner (Outline Version)

Star Wars Happy Birthday Sign feature Outline Version

Last spring I made a simple LEGO Star Wars Happy Birthday Banner for Piano Man’s classmate, and he was thrilled to have a handmade LEGO Star Wars Banner with his name. It worked out perfectly because his name is Liam. Piano Man asked for a similar look without the LEGO font. As I began working [...]

TUTORIAL: DIY Star Wars Stencil T-Shirt Designs

clone trooper star wars diy tutorial stencil t-shirt

Just about every year Prof and I match our t-shirts with the kids’ costumes. Since we’re not the type of parents to get all decked out for Halloween, wearing matching themed t-shirts makes us one Hallow-themed family. Let’s see. Here’s a running list of our Halloween costume themes: Angry Birds Legends of Chima This year’s theme [...]